My husband, son (8) and daughter (6) just returned from our first Club Med week in Cancun for Canadian March Break. I did so much research on this resort before booking, and read every review on Trip Advisor before we went. I knew we were going somewhere special, but had no idea how magnificent it really was! We had the time of our lives! This may be long...
Mini-Club: So great to allow the parents to have a true relaxing time. Our 6 year old daughter really enjoyed it and went there pretty much every day and sometimes for dinner at 7pm. I would see her walking through the resort with the kids club holding another little girl's hand. So sweet. My son is very shy and had a hard time the first day, but we insisted he stay and we are so glad we did. We spied on him later in the afternoon and saw him rehearsing a hip hop dance with the 8-10 year olds for the big show that night. It was a huge production and both kids were in it doing a dance. My son made 2 really good friends and it was so hard for him to say goodbye at the end of the week. We hung out with their parents and it was great to meet new people. This club has a huge teenage presence. They hang out at the 'Carwash' for ages 11-17 and they looked like they were having a blast. Again, the GO's are so wonderful, hugging the kids and hanging out with them. Thank you to Amaya. Starr really loved you and named her Mexican puppet after you.
Food: The food at this resort was better than anywhere we've ever been! The main restaurant (La Hacienda) was consistently excellent and never boring. We couldn't believe how many choices there were and how they changed it up every night. We did go to the steak restaurant (by reservation) one night (La Pergola), but the steak was a bit tough. The salmon looked really good. The ambience there was great and we were seated outside right near the ocean. The appetizers and dessert were great and it was nice to be served instead of going to the buffet. The Mexican restaurant down by the sailing (Las Cazuelas) had a nice lunch and we saw many Iguanas on the way down. There's a HUGE orange iguana named Maximus who we would visit almost daily. The restaurant (La Pergola) by reception was great for a late breakfast and also had excellent snacks at 4pm. The kids drank so many smoothies it was crazy!
Rooms: We were given 2 connecting rooms in the Obsidiana building with a lagoon view right near the mini-club. We heard there were alligators in the lagoon and we were lucky enough to see one right outside the kids room one day. Fantastic! The rooms were a bit damp but we just turned the AC off during the day and left the patio doors open. This helped a lot. We put all our damp clothes on the balconies and they dried fast. They do an amazing job cleaning the rooms every day. Having 2 bathrooms was a major bonus for sure. Next time I would ask to be on the second or third floor as there is quite a bit of noise from people passing through the buildings at night. Our kids were exhausted from their activities so we would all be in bed between 9-10 pm which is early for most.
Activities/GOs: By far the best thing about Club Med is the activities. I wasn't sure how my family would be with all of this as my husband and I just like to chill on the beach when we go away, but no, here we were doing everything. As others have said, the GO's really make the place special. We had lunch and dinner with many of them and you get really close to them. My husband went waterskiing every day. He hadn't been since he was a kid, and was able to work his way up to the wakeboard. The GO waterskiing team (Paulina, Mark, Phillipe and Milton) were incredible and we felt like we were saying goodbye to a friend when we said goodbye to Milton on our last morning. Good luck with that skateboarding and guitar lesson idea Milton!!! You will do great with that at Club Med if they go for it! I went waterskiing for the first time in my life and did it 4 times. What an amazing experience. My husband and I also took a scuba diving initiation lesson which was fantastic. We learned how to windsurf and windsail too which was super fun. My son also learned the windsurf and did great (thank you Brenda). Unfortunately it was too windy to snorkel for the kids but they played tennis and did the trapeze every day. My husband tried the trapeze too. FUN! I went to the gym and did the body conditioning and step class. Adrian is a great instructor. I also did Zumba at 4:30 almost every day at the bar looking at the ocean. So cool! Jona and the female instructor (can't remember her name) were fantastic.
Another thing about this resort is that everything is included so there is no tipping, and there are no timeshare selling which we felt was a breathe of fresh air! There's nothing like going on vacation and feeling like you have to hand money to people or listen to a sales pitch at every corner. It was very freeing! By day 3 we realized 7 days was not long enough and asked if we could stay for 10 days. The resort was booked full for the week we were there but could accommodate us for those 3 extra days. Unfortunately, the airline couldn't so we had to go back on our scheduled day.... blah! Even though the resort was full, it truly did not feel like it at all. It's so huge that it almost feels half empty. No waiting for anything and always a beach chair to be had in the shade. We walked down the beach for 1 hour and soon realized Club Med has the best spot at the end. Always yellow flags on our windy week, when everywhere else had red flags. PRIME beach for sure! We also took a bus into Cancun to go to the huge flea market... waste of time!! We were hounded like you would not believe. The souvenirs at the airport were just as good and almost better priced. Stay at the resort. There is so much to do.
Eduardo (Village Chief) and his team were present every night at the main restaurant to chat. What a super team they have at this resort. The service is A++ and you can tell that everyone loves their jobs and just wants to help you. We are hooked on Club Med now and are already talking about when we will go back. We would like to try Punta Cana or Ixtapa but neither have waterskiing and Cancun has everything. Thank you to everyone at Club Med Cancun. We will be back for sure one day!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover the wonders of Mexico in this environmentally friendly all-inclusive family resort nestled on a pristine stretch of world-famous Mayan Riviera beach. Travel to Club Med Cancun Yucatan with your family to enjoy a carefree all-inclusive vacation amidst the sumptuous amenities, natural beauty and a relaxing atmosphere that make this unique family resort as breathtaking as it is adventurous. Uncover a fresh perspective on the charm of the Mexican culture and experience a vacation filled with enhancements for the entire family. There's so much about this newly redesigned resort that will touch your family for years to come: refined accommodations, excursions* to Mayan archeological sites, a new Club Med Spa by Comfort Zone*, 3 restaurants including 1 fine Mexican dining venue and 1 serving worldwide specialties, and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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